It’s tucked away on the Facebook site, but the Windows version of Facebook Messenger which has been a major presence on smartphones for the past couple of years – is open for testing as long as you are running Windows 7. Install it on your PC and you will get automatic popups when your Facebook friends make status updates, quick connection to invites and upcoming events, and access to Facebook chat without going to the website. You will need to find the file first. First go to www.facebook.com/help/messenger-for-windows, click ‘What is Messenger for Windows’, then scroll down and click the ‘One time setup’ link to get the installer. Run it and enter your Facebook login details to get started.

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